Original Features

15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

by ScreenCrush Staff a day ago
Even though Freddy Krueger is the main villain in A Nightmare on Elm Street and one of the most iconic horror villains of all time, he’s actually only in the original movie for less than seven minutes. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which dreams a little dream about the original A Nightmare on Elm Street.

SNL Ranked: Amy Schumer Absolutely Kills It, Obviously

by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
Amy Schumer has had an incredible couple of years with her hit series Inside Amy Schumer, her collaboration with Judd Apatow for Trainwreck, and her upcoming HBO comedy special. When you’re this beloved, there’s one place you need to be: on the SNL stage. Schumer makes her SNL hosting debut tonight and absolutely kills it, delivering a complete 180 from whatever happened with last week's relentlessly humorless season premiere (can we just pretend this was the season premiere? OK). There’s so much to love in this consistently funny episode, where even the weakest sketch of the night is still quite delightful. Read on for this week’s sketches, ranked from best to worst.

Here’s What May Happen in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Based on the Real-Life Hotel

by Erin Whitney 4 days ago
If you thought Wednesday’s shocking premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel was scary, undoubtedly the series’ most gruesome episode yet, be warned – the rest of the season is bound to get even more terrifying. We know this not only because co-creator Brad Falchuk confirmed Hotel will be the darkest season yet (and that means dark, considering Asylum), but because AHS is always based on real incidents and people. If we look no further than the real-life location Season 5's Hotel Cortez was inspired by we’ll discover just how many horrors are likely on the way.

How Pixar Was Able to Save ‘The Good Dinosaur’ From Extinction

by Mike Sampson 4 days ago
After a completely creative reboot, numerous layoffs and a looming release date, first-time director Peter Sohn and his team or artists, writers, designers and technicians had just 21 months to get The Good Dinosaur, literally Pixar’s biggest movie ever, ready for theaters. This is their story.

10 ‘Hellraiser’ Facts That Will Tear Your Soul Apart

by Matt Singer 5 days ago
Everyone knows the main demon from Hellraiser as “Pinhead.” But did you know that was never he intended name? In Clive Barker’s original Hellraiser screenplay, the character was referred to as “Lead Cenobite.” Pinhead was just a nickname that stuck — and one that Barker himself never really liked. In his later Hellraiser novels he gave him a proper name: “The Hell Priest.” That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which will peer inside the puzzle box to bring you fascinating behind-the-scenes trivia about the original Hellraiser.

10 ‘American Horror Story’ Facts to Take to the Grave

by Kevin Fitzpatrick 6 days ago
FX and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story may reinvent itself each year, but did you know that each season shares at least some major connection? Or that major alum from The Walking Dead and Nine Inch Nails have worked behind the scenes? Lock your doors, and hide under the bed, the 26th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ visits the Murder House for some frightful facts of FX’s American Horror Story!

10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’

by ScreenCrush Staff October 5, 2015 @ 2:54 PM
The actor who played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Ted White, said that while he was working with Corey Feldman on the movie, young Corey was so annoying, he actually wanted to kill him in real life. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the not-at-all final chapter of the Friday the 13th franchise with Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter!

‘American Horror Story’ and the True Horror Stories That Inspired Five Terrifying Seasons

by Britt Hayes October 4, 2015 @ 4:56 PM
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres this week, and early casting information has given us a few clues about the terrors we can expect as the hit FX series enters its fifth season. Among the new cast of characters are Lily Rabe’s Aileen Wuornos, inspired by the real-life serial killer previously portrayed by Charlize Theron in Monster. That’s not the only bit of true life horror that has inspired Hotel, nor is it the only time American Horror Story has taken inspiration from real, terrifying events. Here, we take a look back at some of the more notable American horror stories that have been used in the four previous seasons, as well as a couple of true stories that we can anticipate in Hotel.

SNL Ranked: Miley Cyrus and Her Wackiness Don’t Do Much for the Season 41 Premiere

by Britt Hayes October 4, 2015 @ 8:33 AM
SNL is back! Season 41 kicks off with famed tongue-wagging pop star Miley Cyrus pulling double duty as both host and musical guest, and regardless of how you feel about her music career, the last time Cyrus hosted was a total delight. New featured player Jon Rudnitsky makes his debut in the premiere, which leans heavy on the political content and offers a decent — though not nearly great — first outing for the season. Read on for our official ranking of this week's sketches!

Bestflix: October 2015’s Best New Netflix Instant Titles

by Matt Singer October 2, 2015 @ 4:06 PM
Focus Features
Bestflix — ScreenCrush’s monthly video series dedicated to finding the best new stuff to watch on Netflix — is back with more recommendations for October 2015. (If you missed July, August, or September’s episodes, it’s not too late to add more great films and TV shows to your MyList.)